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We are a group of Christ-following, practitioners integrating the science of helping with lived out faith.  We come from disciplines of mental health, nursing/medicine, education and theology.  We love our family, our clients and our community.  We long to see individuals, couples and families ReDiscover health, wholeness and restoration.  Read more about integration of science and faith on the Science and Faith tab and more about each individual below.



Couples and Trauma Specialist

Pepper specializes in helping with psychological trauma and couples therapy.  He has Level II Certification with the Allender Center in Narrative Therapy, advanced training in EMDR in helping individuals.  

His couples training includes  being Level III Trained at the Gottman Institute in couples therapy. Dr. Pratt has also had training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) with a certificate of completion of the Externship at the EFT Center of New Jersey. This specialty helps couples to move out of destructive dances and toward new intimacy that brings safety and secure attachment.    

He is a graduate of Union University, (BS),  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA), University of Memphis (MS) and Trinity Theological Seminary (PhD).  Pepper loves health and fitness and is a Certified Primal Health Coach.  For fun, Dr. Pratt enjoys golf and fly fishing 



Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Karen is a Vanderbilt trained psychiatric nurse practitioner who has practiced since 2005 in community mental health and private practice.  She has traveled the country working in state mental health hospitals in Montana, Minnesota, Kentucky and Georgia.  This breadth of experience benefits you.

Karen received a Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2005 and has been in private practice since 2010.

Occasionally, Karen has been known to out-fish her husband fly-fishing for trout out west, in central Arkansas or East Tennessee.  She may even be in love with another man--her 2 year old grandson!



Trauma and Forensic Specialist

Jennie graduated with a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida.  She has previously worked in child welfare services and community mental health. She began working in private practice in August 2011. Working in private practice is her realized dream. She enjoys helping others to find and realize their own life ambitions. Jennie sees individuals, couples, families, and children ages 5 and up, and offers professional therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness skills, systemic theories, and sand tray therapy.



Licensed Masters Social Worker


Debbie is a graduate of Union University with a masters in Social Work.  Debbie also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Bible College and Seminary in Newburg, Indiana.  Debbie is a trauma informed therapist trained in EMDR and a certified in bereavement counselling.  Debbie has spent the better part of 20 years leading and counseling women in her church and community through the challenges of life events.  More recently, she has worked with parents and adolescents who have become involved with the juvenile court system to navigate a path to healing and recovery.   

Debbie is married to her husband of 30 years and has two young adult daughters.  Debbie and her husband like to camp and hang out with their family. 



Couples Therapist and Pastoral Counselor

Will specializes in marriage therapy and story work with individuals.  He has worked with people for over two decades and has counseled through a range of issues such as marital conflict/marriage restoration, spiritual/relational issues, grief and loss, anxiety, sexual identity and sexual addiction.  

Will has a degree in Counseling Theory from the University of Montevallo and has a master’s degree in Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary.  He is both Level 1 and Level II trained in the Gottman Institute in couples therapy and has completed his Level 1 certification in Narrative Focused Trauma Care with the Allender Center in Seattle, Washington.  Will has a certification in completion of the Externship in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) and has received specialized training with Christian Counselor and psychologist, Dr. Larry Crabb.  Will has been married for 23 years and has three daughters. 



Marriage and Family Therapist

Laura is a native of Dallas, Texas and spent a couple of years in Jackson, working with the Pratt Clinic. Laura has her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and undergrad from Ouachita Baptist University. She works with children, teens, adults, families and couples. Laura’s focus in therapy is to provide a welcoming space where every person, regardless of what brings them in for counseling, feels safe unpacking their "stuff" throughout the therapeutic process. 

Currently, Laura is available by telehealth only.  She is not holding in-person visits.



Behavior Analyst

Dr. Barnes is a behavior analyst, author, school consultant, and former special educator.  In 2003, she was trained in Discrete Trial Training, Picture Exchange System, and served on a preschool assessment team in Orange County, California, working extensively with students on the autism spectrum scale. With over 18 years of experience, Dr. Barnes currently specializes in training staff, working with parents, administering functional behavior assessments, and creating behavior intervention plans for children who demonstrate socially unacceptable behaviors. Dr. Barnes works with all children, but is most-experienced with students who have emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disabilities, anxiety disorders, or autism. Her particular interest is to serve these children and families by combining behavioral interventions with a comprehensive knowledge of best practices for those with complex social and learning needs both in schools and in the home.

She holds a BS in Special Education and a master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism from Austin Peay State University. Dr. Barnes received her education specialist degree as well as her doctoral degree from Union University, earning highest honors in her field as a member of Kappa Delta Pi.  Dr. Barnes regularly presents on behavioral interventions and is an active researcher. 

In her free time, Dr. Barnes can be found reading, running, playing tennis, or spending time with her family.



Masters Level Therapist

Scarlett is graduate from Liberty University.  She holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Counseling.  She has certification in SYMBIS+ assessments for couples.  She worked in the medical side of mental health for 20 years.  She understands that struggles and hardships can be difficult to overcome or accept without support.  Scarlett chose to become a counselor because of the passion she has to help others who are struggling with mental health issues or someone who needs support during difficult times. 
Scarlett has been married for 26 years and has two daughters with one precious granddaughter.  She retired from the medical field after 30 years and is excited to be a part of the Pratt Clinic Team. She will see individuals, couples, and adolescents age 12 and up.



Masters Level Therapist

Kallan Lewis earned her master of arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and bachelor of arts from Union University. She is currently under supervision to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Kallan works with adults, couples, and teens. This year, she plans to complete EMDR training as well as Gottman Level I training. One quote Kallan particularly likes about therapy comes from Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb:


“If my training has taught me anything, it’s that we grow in connection with others. I believe that of all my credentials, my most significant is that I’m a card-carrying member of the human race. I know first-hand how hard it is to look at ourselves from another person’s perspective, to see ourselves in ways that we haven’t before—but also how rewarding and liberating this process can be. It turns out that the fear of our feelings is often scarier than the feelings themselves.”


Kallan and her husband Dalton live in Troy, Tennessee with their son and two mini Australian Shepherds. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, music, reading, and writing. Kallan is available by telehealth and in-person.



Masters Level Therapist

Nathan is a graduate from Union University. He earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work at Union. His undergraduate social work studies were completed at The University of Tennessee at Martin. 


Nathan worked as a child and youth case manager at a community mental health center for 7 years as a BSW. He has experience working with all ages, providing support and services related to mental/emotional health concerns. 


He is interested in helping individuals/families gain skills and knowledge to better manage stressors. Nathan enjoys assisting others  in identifying and working towards personal/family goals in life.  


Nathan is from Henderson, Tennessee and has been married 7 years. He and his wife have a 3  year old son and another baby on the way. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors as much as possible. His hobbies include fishing, golfing, and video games.


He is open to Face-to-Face and Telehealth sessions with individuals/families ages 5 and older. 

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